• Dakar Rally out for SBS

    While the Nine Network awaits a clear outcome on the tour by the Indian cricket team, another sports event is off the international calendar, and our TV screens. The international Dakar Rally was called off by organisers on January 5 following threats to its safety purportedly from Al-Qaeda, and followed the murder on December 24 […]

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  • Top Gear tops viewers

    Top Gear’s Polar Special attracted the show’s best ever ratings on Monday night with just over 1m viewers. In a staggering race between a Toyota 4WD and a husky sled, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May (not to mention their film crews) were arguably cheating death by racing across frozen oceans. It made for […]

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  • Golden Globes scaled back

    A full Golden Globes ceremony is now off the agenda as the HFPA and NBC nut out a plan for a scaled down “Press Conference.” It seems likely an agreement will now telecast a hotel press conference, red carpet and party coverage, much of which would be televised either by NBC through its NBC News […]

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  • Minister checks on SBS ads

    The new Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, will order SBS will order to provide legal advice to support ad breaks within programs.“I’ll be seeking advice from SBS, a report on the legal advice from SBS on this matter,” Senator Conroy told The Australian. SBS modified its advertising placements from long breaks at the end of programmes […]

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  • Cashmere Mafia divides critics

    While nobody is doing cartwheels, reviews seem to be divided over Cashmere Mafia, the new drama from Darren Star, which premiered yesterday in the US. Starring Lucy Liu, Bonnie Somerville and Aussies Frances O’Connor and Miranda Otto, it is being dubbed a Sex and the City clone. All rather unfortunate given writer Candace Bushnell will […]

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  • Separated at Birth?

    These foxy ladies are almost indistinguishable. Each could easily be mistaken for Hollywood movie stars in the best Fountain Lakes shopping malls. Maybe Julia Roberts should have been cast in the US Kath & Kim?

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  • Kylie Minogue for Sunrise

    Kylie Minogue is set to be a guest on Sunrise next Monday morning, January 14. She will appear at Seven’s ‘Brekky Central’ studio in Sydney as part of a promotional push for her new single, “Wow” which begins airplay next week. It is understood to be her first in-studio breakfast interview in more than a […]

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  • Meet Seven’s new Gladiators cast

    Seven’s Gladiators filmed its first material on Sunday with its new-look team including such names as Outlaw, Thunder, Scar, Amazon, Angel, Destiny and of course Kouta the Greek God. But who the heck is the guy in the centre? The remake of the testosterone show is hosted by Tom Williams and Zoe Naylor, and is […]

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  • Wanted: ‘Adult kids’ & their parents

    SBS is looking for Sydney-based adult children who live with their parents for a new observational series. The unnamed series is being put together by Freehand Productions (Honey We’re Killing the Kids, Missing Persons Unit, Celebrity Joker Poker, Outback Wildlife Rescue). Three families will be asked to take on new routines and roles with assistance […]

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  • Foxtel remembers Clinton Grybas

    Foxtel management today paid respect to Clinton Grybas, who passed away on the weekend. Grybas was a key sports commentator for Foxtel and host of White Line Fever and FOX Footy games. “Clinton Grybas was quite simply a brilliant sports journalist and one of Australian television’s foremost sports presenters,” said Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s Director of […]

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  • The spin on summer ratings

    Up to 2.6m people watched Australia defeat India on the final day of the Second Test. The cricket was a big winner for Nine, averaging 1.5m viewers, which, with the exception of last year’s Ashes, helped give Nine the highest result for a day’s play in a summer Test match in the last seven years. […]

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  • Week 2

    Week 2:Nine 27.7Seven 25.7TEN 19.3ABC 19.3SBS 8.0 Saturday:1 Seven News Seven 1,107,5002 Doc Martin ABC 1,074,1003 National Nine News Nine 1,072,8004 Australia’s Funniest Home Video Nine 980,3005 ABC News Network ABC 899,8006 The Bill Network ABC 884,6007 Collectors (Shorts) Network ABC 847,8008 Wife Swap USA Nine 807,1009 Survivor: China Nine 787,10010 Heartbeat Seven 778,50011 ABC […]

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